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Mar
24
comment Apple juice for hard cider (UK)
if you guys have organic stuff, i'd start there... they usually leave out the preservatives. Just read the label. Ascorbic acid (vitamin c) is ok. Pasturised is ok.
Mar
22
comment Sanitization practices when dry hopping in a muslin bag
I've dry hopped no bag with whole and pellet, and racking was a pain for me, so I'm done with that. I would like to keep the question focused on with bag sanitation.
Mar
22
answered 2 Temperature Control Questions - difference in ambient temp; moisture control in chest freezer
Mar
20
comment Sanitization practices when dry hopping in a muslin bag
This question is not about bag or no bag. I'm going to keep my secondary clean of gunk. If I want to get more hop character, that's just a recipe issue (add more).
Mar
17
answered cleaning vs. sanitizing
Mar
17
comment Is iodophor ideal for rinse-less sanitization before bottling?
i'm sure that not all would agree with the word 'ideal'. It is one good solution that has advantages. But it's very similar to other no rinse sanitizers, such as StarSan. You might consider rewording the question. For instance 'a better alternative'.
Mar
17
answered What water profile should be used for a Maibock?
Mar
17
comment How much water does a wort chiller use?
Drop a cheap 12 volt bilge pump in a cooler with fed with hose water at the start thru to your cleaning bin. Then switch to recirculating with ice at the end. This will save a lot of water.
Mar
17
asked Sanitization practices when dry hopping in a muslin bag
Mar
17
comment Dry Hop Filtering and bottling
I'm doing something similar. But instead of fishing later, I use dental floss, then end of which is outside the carboy (the carboy topper still seals fine)
Mar
17
comment How fast should I run water through my wort chiller?
To really answer your question, we'd need to know how much you value your time as compare to how much you value your water. The approved answer assumes your time is more valuable than your water. Don't underestimate agitating the chiller, which makes a big difference.
Mar
1
comment Is there a good way to estimate/calculate volume lost in fermentation(s)?
Right Dustin, but "No" is sort of a boring answer, hehe.
Feb
22
comment Dry hopped pellets in a keg without bag
Agree with the 'blow out any hop material...' I had this happen at a friend of mine's house just before a big party. I don't think he dry hopped a whole bunch, but what we did, and it worked, was to rig the CO2 to the output of the corney keg, so that CO2 was forced down the dip tube. The first pint or two could be eaten with a spoon, but it flowed. And the party went on with the keg pouring.
Feb
22
revised Is there a good way to estimate/calculate volume lost in fermentation(s)?
Added paragraph about how more hops cause more loss.
Feb
22
comment What's a good small-batch fermentation vessel?
Or, if you don't care to see bubbles, just put some aluminum foil over the top with a rubber band (you really don't need an air lock unless you get a charge off seeing bubbles).
Feb
22
revised Is there a good way to estimate/calculate volume lost in fermentation(s)?
Added comment for those who bag their hops in the boil
Feb
22
answered WLP 566 Saison Long Fermentation
Feb
22
asked How do I know when a starter has hit 'high krausen', when using a stir plate
Feb
22
answered Is there a good way to estimate/calculate volume lost in fermentation(s)?
Feb
2
accepted Can the Phosphoric acid from the hardware store be used to adjust sparge water?